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Eye on L.A. for Dec. 27, 2008

December 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
This week on Eye on L.A.: The Los Angeles River, "Tween" fashion, the David Beckham Academy, a new Vanity Fair photography exhibit, and a taste of classic L.A.L.A. River
Explore the Los Angeles River like never before. Visit the Great Wall of Los Angeles, the longest mural in the world, and see what plans the mural creator, Judy Baca, has to expand the mural, plus learn more about plans to "green" the river by creating a string of parks lining the landscape. The L.A. River revitalization master plan includes improving the water quality, providing public access via parks and bike paths, reviving the natural habitats and ultimately creating a riverfront downtown.

To learn more:

Fashionology
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Fashionology is the ultimate "tween" fashion destination for girls. At Fashionology, girls can create their own clothing designs by computer, decorate and adorn them with "bling" and model the finished product on the runway, complete with photos to take home.

For more information on Fashionology, visit: www.fashionology.com

The store is located at:
342 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-7997

The David Beckham Academy
Located at the Home Depot Center in Carson, The David Beckham Academy is a soccer school open to all boys and girls of all abilities from ages 4 to 15. The priority here is for every player to experience and understand the importance of having fun every time they step on the field through hard work, healthy living and being a team player. The David Beckham Academy has weeklong and weekend soccer camps, plus a new school outreach program that offers free soccer lessons to kids at public schools throughout Los Angeles County.

For more information, visit: www.thedavidbeckhamacademy.com

Vanity Fair Exhibit
Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs from 1918 - 2008 is making its only U.S. stop at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). For the first time in history, photographs from the magazine's early collection are being displayed side by side with images from present day Vanity Fair. From powerhouse actors to historic figures, this exhibit features some of the most defining images of the last hundred years. This exhibit is scheduled to be on display at LACMA thru March 1, 2009.

For more information about the exhibit: www.lacma.org

Philippe's The Original
Known for its famous "French-dipped" sandwiches, Philippe the Original, simply referred to as "Philippe's," is located in the heart of old Los Angeles. This L.A. institution celebrated its centennial anniversary in October. Loyal customers from all walks of life come here not only for the variety of dipped sandwiches, but also for its secret hot mustard, 10-cent coffee, pickled eggs, pickled pigs feet and above all -- they come back for a taste of old L.A.

To visit Philippe's:
1001 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, 90012
(213) 628-3781
www.philippes.com


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